Stayed here on business with colleagues for two nights. This hotel is business-friendly, and has many positives. I stayed on the top floor, and when I opened the blinds, was happily surprised that it was floor-to-ceiling windows. For those afraid of heights, this would not be a good view. For me - I loved it! I could see the bay(?) or ocean(?) on the distance, as well as the road, shopping mall across the street, and highway.
Positives: I had a soft king size bed, with LCD TV with hook ups for your PC, and what looks like an ipod charger. Free wireless. A safe - which was really nice as most hotels don't offer this. I didn't use the mini bar/fridge or coffeemaker. No robe but there was a scale which I could weigh myself (helped in that I knew I needed to cut down on my eating!) Towels are large and soft; free q-tips and cotton to take off my eye makeup. Free self-parking. Business center had about 5 workstations for travelers to print boarding passes.
Negatives: The cafe next to the bar is expensive and the staff rude/unfriendly. I bought a bottle of iced tea for $4.00 and the next day when I came back, I put the same brand of bottled ice tea and was charged $5.00. I disputed this and the woman said that was the price it came up and basically called me a liar. I should have kept my receipt to show her from the day before!! She was so rude that I almost went to the manager to complain about her. Which I still will by sending an e-mail to the hotel manager.
Other than the negative experience at the cafe, everything else was acceptable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the city, The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa is just minutes from the airport, within walking distance to shopping and centrally located to all area attractions including Busch Gardens, Raymond James Stadium, the Florida Aquarium, the St Pete Times Forum and the beautiful gulf coast beaches. Here is where excellence truly is the standard. The hotel features a rooftop swimming pool with spectacular views of Tampa Bay, complimentary Internet access, a fully-equipped fitness centre, 24-hour in-room dining, 'In the Know' Concierge services and the award winning Shula's Steak House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Tampa